Site HR Manager, Franklin

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Franklin, WI, US, 53132

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 


Lubrizol is looking for a Site Human Resources Manager to join our HR Operations team. In this role, you will be responsible for leading and continuously improving the human resource policies and programs for our Franklin, WI location.  The Site HR Manager must be a visible leader, have the pulse of the team, and understand the strategic direction of the facility. You will provide coaching and guidance on recruiting, compensation, performance management, employee relations, training, and safety matters. This position is based at our Franklin, WI facility.


What you will do: 

  • Act as main HR contact for site leadership and shape/deliver HR priorities for the site(s) including but not limited to:
    • Ensure delivery and communication of relevant changes to HR policies and programs to employees and managers
    • Partner with Leveraged Services (LS) and Centers of Excellence (COEs) or Global Process Owners (GPOs) to define/understand local employee engagement survey issues / feedback
    • Act as change agent and support site leaders in planning / managing people and organization changes
  • Work closely with local management / employees to improve work relationships, build engagement, increase productivity, attract, and retain talent including but not limited to:
    • Identify training needs for employees and individual employee coaching needs within the context of overall strategy. Plan, organize, develop material for and deliver locally required training / learning sessions
    • Provide day-to-day performance management guidance to line management to optimize / improve employee or team performance
    • Identify need for compensation review of existing job / role, evaluate requirements, review internal inventory, document new job roles, responsibilities, and competencies, provide requirements to COEs or GPOs for evaluation and communicates results to local managers
    • Support the local recruitment process as needed depending on regional talent acquisition structure. Provide targeted sourcing and recruitment for hard-to-fill or niche roles and management positions
    • Facilitate New Leader Assimilation for new people managers
  • Support managers during the disciplinary process including documenting plan of action
  • Support and coach local managers to remain compliant with HR policies and laws related to employees and to identify / mitigate employee relations issues before they escalate into an investigation
    • Support Employee Relations GPO in investigations and case resolution for local managers / employees
  • Establish and implement union engagement approach.
    • Provide guidance to site leadership for union, works council, or regulatory requirements or laws for negotiations and contract administration
  • Ensure compliance with HR processes and associated country laws at the site level
  • Provide coaching and guidance to Site HR team, develop team capabilities, and support individual development needs (if applicable)


How you will be successful: 

  • Demonstrate expert knowledge, communication and application of all HR policies, practices, and processes
  • Demonstrate solid knowledge of the business/operations and ability to influence results
  • Build engaging relationships with all stakeholders and is viewed as a trusted advisor by the site leadership team.
  • Drive HR initiatives at site level
  • Serve as a resource to others and helps drive workable solutions
  • Consistently identify opportunities for HR process improvement and implements with appropriate approvals and input
  • Drive the practice of growing and sharing talent throughout Lubrizol


What you need: 

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  •  Minimum 5 years of HR experience
  •  Experience in delivering HR services to a site or in a front-line, manufacturing or operations environment
  • Knowledge of California Labor Laws


What will put you ahead:

  • Professional HR Certification (SHRM, PHR, etc)
  • Experience in a highly matrixed organization


What Lubrizol offers:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you. #LI-HD1

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